About

Fold Up The Map  is the personal blog of Lindsey (that’s me!), a photographer, videographer and writer living in Amman, Jordan. This blog is all about life in the Middle East, which has been home for a few years now, with some Anthropology mixed in (since that’s what I study), travel (which I do fairly often), food, and culture.

I first started this blog on Tumblr in 2011 when I was doing a study abroad program in Amman. Since then, it’s been called many things and I haven’t always kept up with it, but here we are. This is mostly a way to keep track of where I’ve been and where I’m going.

Where does the name come from?

“Fold up the maps and put away the globe. If someone else had charted it, let them. Start another drawing with whales at the bottom and cormorants at the top, and in between identify if you can, the places you have not found yet on those other maps, the connections obvious only to you. Round and flat, only a very little has been discovered.”
—Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry